a very girly quilt

girly quilt

this poor quilt should have been done sooner, but the original thread I bought just wasn’t working tension-wise. so I had to wait for an order of, my favorite, aurifil to get here so I could get started again. I’m so in love with how it turned out that it kind of hurts to give away. I even checked the baby registry to order a gift, but I just couldn’t do that. so pink quilt it is. I’ll have to make one for myself another time.

crinkly goodness

I decided to do a sort of meandering squares in squares quilting to echo the blocks. I love how it came out so crinkly after washing. it was fun to use some variegated thread, sometimes the stitching disappears and other times it just pops. I also used some dream cotton batting, which was new to me. it quilted like butter and the quilt feels so light and soft. this is definitely a new favorite!

girly quilt back

I kept things simple, but still pink, for the back. I just happened to have a yard of some pink gee’s bend solid that I had no idea what I was going to use for. perfect! (note to self: make a solid quilt like this for yourself)

stripey binding

I think my favorite part is the binding. I found this striped fabric at my lqs and had to have it. it reminds me of lifesavers or starburst, some sort of candy for sure. add to that the barber pole effect the bias creates and my heart may just go pitter-patter. yeah, definitely need to make something like this again.
size: 36×48
top: baby talk, art gallery living elements, happy camper too, perch, kona yarrow, bone, cocoa, (other prints that I do not know)
back: kona scraps and gee’s bend solids in pink
binding: sweetlife sunkissed multi skinny lines stripes
batting: quilter’s dream cotton request
thread: aurifil v3660, 2410

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  • lucinda May 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    this is fabulous!
    i love the blocks. did you hand quilt or machine quilt?
    nice work

  • Siga May 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I love this! Yeah, it is girly, but it is just the right amount without being too cute.

  • Carolina May 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Cute, cute, cute!! I like the sqaure meander quilting.

  • dawn s May 4, 2011 at 12:03 am

    There used to be a gum with colored stripes when we were kids. I think it was even called Fruit Stripes and it had a zebra on the front. The sticks were colored just like this binding and I remember the flavor running out real fast. 70’s-80’s

  • Amanda Elizabeth May 4, 2011 at 1:24 am

    so perfect!!!!

  • Diana May 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

    it looks beautiful! those touches of mustard yellow really make the pinks shine.

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts May 5, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Quilter’s Dream Cotton batting has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I love how soft it is 🙂

  • Virginia May 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

    It’s so beautiful! I totally understand your desire to keep it for yourself.